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David W. Brown

Contributing Writer

David W. Brown is coauthor of Deep State (John Wiley & Sons, 2013) and The Command (Wiley, 2012). He is a regular contributor to TheWeek.com, Vox, The Atlantic, and mental_floss. He can be found online here.

Drone warfare... in the Philippines?
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

Drone warfare... in the Philippines?

You've been designated a foreign terrorist organization. Now what?
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

You've been designated a foreign terrorist organization. Now what?

How the U.S. military's idiotic tribal mentality leaves us vulnerable to cyber catastrophe
Cyber terrorism
Feature

How the U.S. military's idiotic tribal mentality leaves us vulnerable to cyber catastrophe

The secret labs where America's most futuristic weapons are built
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

The secret labs where America's most futuristic weapons are built

The evolution of SEAL Team Six
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

The evolution of SEAL Team Six

How NATO spent $200 million teaching Afghan cops to read — and failed
Poppy farmers, Afghanistan
Feature

How NATO spent $200 million teaching Afghan cops to read — and failed

The stupidity of how the U.S. government classifies secrets
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

The stupidity of how the U.S. government classifies secrets

How American inaction is killing Syrians
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

How American inaction is killing Syrians

How one inspector general is fighting fraud and waste in Afghanistan
Khosrow Sofla, Afghanistan
Feature

How one inspector general is fighting fraud and waste in Afghanistan

The Pentagon's bafflingly backward priorities
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

The Pentagon's bafflingly backward priorities

How Google fights China on America's behalf
D.B. Grady
The Bullpen

How Google fights China on America's behalf

Kim Jong Un's less responsible, Disney-obsessed older brother
Kim Jong-nam
Feature

Kim Jong Un's less responsible, Disney-obsessed older brother